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This specification covers the general requirements for heat-shrink cable entry seals. Cable entry seals are intended for making electrical cable penetrations into connection boxes, bulkheads, or other enclosures. Heat-shrink cable entry seals shall be of the following types: Type I (Types I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4, I-5, and I-6); Type II (Types II-1, II-2, II-3, and II-4); Type III; and Type IV. The rigid plastic parts shall be made from polyamide (nylon), or polyester material, or both. The following tests shall be performed: conformance testing; mechanical abuse test; and level of effectiveness.
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1.1 This specification covers the general requirements for heat-shrink cable entry seals. Cable entry seals are intended for making electrical cable penetrations into connection boxes, bulkheads, or other enclosures. These devices are suitable for both thin wall enclosures up to 5 mm (3/16 in.) thick and thick-wall enclosures of 5 mm to 19 mm (3/16 in. to 3/4 in.) thick.
1.2 Cable entry seals shall have factory-applied adhesive that provides the seal to wire and cable jackets.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic ElastomersTension
D570 Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
D635 Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
D747 Test Method for Apparent Bending Modulus of Plastics by Means of a Cantilever Beam
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D2240 Test Method for Rubber PropertyDurometer Hardness
D2671 Test Methods for Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Use
D2863 Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index)
D3149 Specification for Crosslinked Polyolefin Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Insulation
D4066 Classification System for Nylon Injection and Extrusion Materials (PA)
D4732 Specification for Cool-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
ASME StandardASME B1.1 Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN and UNR Thread Form)
IEC StandardIEC 68-2-6
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)
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ASTM F1837M-97(2018), Standard Specification for Heat-Shrink Cable Entry Seals (Metric), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top